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Motorcycle Accidents in New York City Demand Experienced Accident Attorneys

New York City motorcycle accident lawyer Jonathan C. Reiter puts riders’ needs first

Motorcycle accidents in New York often result in serious injuries or fatalities. That’s because motorcyclists have little crash protection from cars, trucks and other vehicles on the road. When auto accidents involve motorcycles, riders often require extensive medical treatment.  Meanwhile, the occupants of the car usually walk away without a scratch.

At Jonathan C. Reiter Law Firm, PLLC, we understand the risks riders face every day on the road, especially in New York City. That’s why we work so hard for motorcycle accident injury victims and their families. We believe injury victims deserve to be fairly compensated.

Protect your rights. Contact Manhattan motorcycle accident lawyer Jonathan C. Reiter. We can work with you and build a strong legal case designed to succeed. Call (212) 736-0979 and schedule a free consultation. We’re located in The Empire State Building in Manhattan.

What are common causes of motorcycle accidents in New York?

Other drivers often blame motorcyclists for causing accidents involving other vehicles. The truth is actually quite different. In many cases, drivers of cars cause accidents because they fail to see and recognize the motorcycle sharing the road. Furthermore, there remains a bias against motorcyclists. The misconception is that they are “risk-takers.” They are assumed to be reckless simply because they ride. The insurance companies are more than happy to lead juries to believe this stereotype. That’s why we work so hard on these cases. We are committed to protecting the rights of motorcyclists in New York.

The common causes of motorcycle accidents cover a wide range. They include:

  • Drivers who fail to see motorcyclists – This is probably the number one reason why drivers cause accidents involving motorcyclists. Often, drivers change lanes and strike a motorcyclist, causing a serious accident. Drivers insist they never saw the motorcyclist. That’s no excuse. Drivers should be held accountable for their actions.
  • Speeding drivers – Motorists who drive too fast don’t give themselves enough time to stop. This type of behavior can lead to a serious rear-end accidents with motorcyclists on busy streets in Manhattan or Brooklyn.
  • Distracted drivers – Texting while driving is against the law in New York but it remains one of the most common contributing factors in motorcycle accidents in Manhattan and other New York boroughs.

What types of motorcycle accident cases does attorney Reiter handle?

Our experienced New York City motorcycle accident lawyers handle a wide range of accident claims in New York, including:

  • Rear-end motorcycle accidents
  • Head-on motorcycle collisions
  • Hit-and-run motorcycle accidents
  • Distracted driving motorcycle accidents

We also handle fatal motorcycle accidents in New York. In such cases, we can help your family file a wrongful death lawsuit in New York to resolve your motorcycle accident. We’re here for you and ready to help your family.

Why should I hire New York motorcycle accident lawyer Jonathan C. Reiter?

Quite simply, our settlements and verdicts speak for themselves. In case after case, we consistently secure sizable judgments for motorcycle accident injury victims. Some of our larger verdicts and settlements include:

  • $4 Million Settlement – While operating his motorcycle, the client was struck by a drunk driver operating an SUV, causing serious injuries. A settlement of approximately $4 million was obtained.
  • $1.2 Million Settlement – Our client’s husband was an experienced motorcyclist who stopped by the side of the road and put down his kickstand.  He then started riding again, but forgot to put the kickstand up. As he entered a turn, the kickstand struck the ground causing him to lose control, strike a metal guardrail and lose his life.  In this case, Mr. Reiter’s research uncovered the fact that the manufacturer had already recognized and fixed the problem in its European models by installing an interlock that prevented the motorcycle from starting if the kickstand was still down.  The manufacturer paid a settlement of approximately $1.2 million to our client, in large part because the company had continued to sell motorcycles without the interlock in the United States.

If you retain our firm, we will carefully investigate your accident and look for the evidence you need to support a compelling personal injury claim. We carefully review medical records, police reports and frequently consult with experts. We work tirelessly for our clients.

New York motorcycle accident victims have rights. We can fight for them.

No two motorcycle accidents in New York are the same. That’s why we take the time to learn about every person we work with and go the extra mile to provide top-notch legal advice. Your case is about more than just money. It’s about justice.

You have enough to worry about if you or a loved one sustained a serious injury or died due to a motorcycle accident in New York. We can deal directly with insurance companies so you can focus on what matters most: your recovery.

Start rebuilding your life. Contact us and schedule an appointment today. A delay could affect your ability to be fairly compensated. Best of all, you only pay us if we win. That’s because we work on a contingency fee basis.

Jonathan C. Reiter Law Firm, PLLC – here for you when you need us most.

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Lenox Hill Hospital

A 652-bed teaching hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital is located in the Lenox Hill neighborhood at 100 E. 77th Street. This 652-bed on the Upper East Side of Manhattan serves mostly patients from Manhattan, but other patients are admitted from Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Long Island and throughout the tri-state region. Anyone who suspects negligence after treatment should speak with an experienced attorney immediately.

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Bellevue Hospital Center

Bellevue Hospital Center at 462 1st Avenue has 828 beds and experiences 115,797 emergency room visits each year. Bellevue had a higher rate of infections compared to hospitals in other states, according to a New York State Department of Health Report in 2009. Anyone who is injured by the negligence of a doctor or nurse at this Manhattan hospital, the oldest in the United States, will need an experienced attorney with experience and resources needed to take aggressive action.

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New York Presbyterian-Lower Manhattan Hospital

Lower Manhattan Hospital at 170 William Street in New York is one of the main campuses of New York-Presbyterian Hospital. This hospital, with 170 beds, provides a range of inpatient and outpatient services. According to an article in the New York Post, New York-Presbyterian scored 18 percent below average for patient safety in a ranking of hospitals by Consumer Reports magazine. Patients who suspect medical malpractice should not hesitate to arrange a consultation with a New York City attorney who can investigate and hold the negligent medical care provider accountable.

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Mount Sinai Beth Israel

The main hospital known as the Petrie Division is located at First Avenue and 16th Street. But Mount Sinai Beth Israel has other campuses, including Phillips Ambulatory Care Center at Union Square. Mount Sinai Beth Israel is a teaching hospital with 1,368 beds. If you suffered any form of negligence while being treated at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, take action immediately to protect your rights.

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Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center at 1275 York Avenue in Manhattan provides cancer care to patients. The hospital is composed of two institutions: Memorial Hospital for Cancer and Allied Diseases, which provides patient care, and the Sloan Kettering Institute, which is focused on research. Patients who suspect a failure to diagnose cancer or some other type of hospital negligence can contact a lawyer to discuss options.

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Mount Sinai Hospital

Mount Sinai Hospital at One Gustave L. Levy Place is a 1,048-bed facility founded in 1852. It is one of the oldest and largest teaching hospitals in the country. Consumer Reports rated Mount Sinai 31 percent below average for patient safety. If you or a loved one was a victim of medical malpractice at any Manhattan hospital, don’t wait to contact an attorney to find out if you have a case. You may be entitled to compensation.

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St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center

St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center at 1111 Amsterdam Avenue was ranked No. 14 out of the 30 worst hospitals for patient safety, as identified by Consumer Reports. The magazine examined four key measures of patient safety: hospital-acquired infections, readmissions and the quality of communication between staff and patients in regard to medications and discharge planning.

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New York-Presbyterian/ Columbia University Medical Center

New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center at 630 West 168th Street was described by a lawmaker as having “horrendous conditions.” Emergency room wait times last an average of 85 minutes, which rank among New York’s 10 worst. Any patient who was treated at the 995-bed hospital in Washington Heights and suspects negligence should not hesitate to speak with an attorney for a free consultation.

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Harlem Hospital Center

Harlem Hospital Center at 506 Malcolm X Blvd. received a 20 on a 1-to-100 scale gauging patient safety by Consumer Reports. The hospital received the second worst score in the nation, according to a New York Post report. Harlem Hospital told Consumer Reports it needs to improve in some areas, according to the Post. The hospital is a general medical and surgical hospital with 272 beds.